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  1. Half the Sky: Making a Difference Through Economic Empowerment

    September 29, 2012

    When women have equal control over their finances and the financial decision-making on the personal, community, and national levels, everyone benefits.  Known as the ‘cradle of humanity’, Kenya is mired in poverty. In a country known for their world-class runners and safari adventures, one-fifth of the population lives on less than $1.25 a day. Ingrid

  2. Investing in Education

    September 26, 2012

    Educating the world’s girls and women is one of the best social development investments to be made. But despite gains in access to education, keeping girls in school remains a struggle in the developing world.What started with a case of job burnout and a much needed backpacking trip to Nepal for John Wood, soon evolved into a highly effective non-profit

  3. ‘When Mothers Are Saved, Families Are Saved’: Half the Sky Addresses Maternal Mortality

    September 24, 2012

    In many developing countries, pregnancy may as well be considered a death sentence. With the premiere of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide just a week away, we felt it was the perfect time to provide a primer of sorts on the various issues highlighted in this special two-night broadcast event. Throughout this next

  4. Independent Lens Takes on TCA!

    July 20, 2012

    Over the course of the next two weeks, journalists and television critics will be flocking to the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles for the biannual Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour in Los Angeles for a chance to preview upcoming programs from major broadcast and cable networks. This weekend, PBS is prominently featuring Independent Lens

  5. Half the Sky Wins New Fans at PBS Annual Meeting

    May 21, 2012

    Based on the bestselling book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky will premiere as a special presentation on Independent Lens in October 2012. The project is a cornerstone of the Women and Girls Lead campaign and was on display at last week's PBS Annual Meeting in Denver.   Just back from the PBS annual meeting in Denver and was absolutely